James “Buddy” Snipes

Folk artist Buddy Snipes, one of twelve children, was born in Macon County Alabama on October 30, 1943. Living a hardscrabble life as a sickly child, he began to make his own toys out of anything he could find. School lasted only 3 or 4 years and as he got older he worked at a number of odd jobs – logger, farmhand and dishwasher. He soon found that he was good at fixing broken furniture and sagging doors and making wheelbarrows out of old lumber. While fixing things for other people to make his living , he began to make things that he liked from limbs, signs, horseshoes, roots, discarded wire – anything he can find to spark his imagination. “I see something and it just comes to me…God put this in my head and I does it”.

Shows:
Wiregrass Museum, Dothan, Alabama
“Celebrating The Vision: Self-Taught Artists of Alabama” 2000

Guest Artist Kentuck Folk Art Festival

 

The Order and Availability buttons are not functioning properly at this time. If you would like to inquire about a piece, please email or call the gallery and we will be happy to assist you.

 


"Social Distancing"


Enamel paint on wood with painted tin figures sitting on a bench

"erotic"

5" wide x 5 3/4" high x 2 1/2" deep

$225

S

S

S

S

S

s

s

s

 

 

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

S

S

S

S

S

S

 

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

 

S

S

S

S

S

S

 

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

S

S

S

S

S

 

S

S

S

S

S

S

 

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

S

S

S

S

S

 

S

S

S

S

 

S

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

 

southern visionary folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery southern visionary folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery southern visionary folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery southern visionary folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery southern visionary folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery tramp art haitian art pensacola florida images paintings mixed media buy view orderjimmie lee sudduth mose tolliver rudolph bostic big al taplet purvis young r.a. miller ra r a howard finster w.c. rice wc w c caludio tortorelli macon butch anthony buddy snipes chris calrk lonnie holley eric legge woddie long michael banks lamar sorrento ab the flagman reg k gee ruby c williams john cornbread anderson gazbo vic genero rufus clementine hunter todd shannon vilardi missionary mary proctor david kontra crsytal fuller kevin orth gloria mother smith z.b. armstrong zb z b annie tolliver kubra holley steve keene d finley